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8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Scientists Show You How to Make an Invisibility Cloak (Sort Of)

Physicists have figured out the optical parameters for a magic trick they characterize as a kind of "invisibility cloak" — and unlike most magicians, they're only too willing to show you how it's done.<p>Invisibility cloaks have been getting a lot of press over the years. That's not only because Harry …

Engineering

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

30 Quotes That Will Most Certainly Get You Out Of Any Rut

Logophile comes from two Greek roots–logos, meaning “speech, word, reason” and philos, meaning “dear, friendly”– and these roots have also played a …

From liability to viability: Genes on the Y chromosome prove essential for male survival

Despite a well-documented history of dramatic genetic decay, the human Y chromosome has over the course of millions of years of evolution managed to …

How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …

Toe-Tickling Shoes Let You Navigate The City By Touch

MIT researcher's project replaces smartphone maps with cloud-connected insoles<p>If you've spent any time lately walking on busy city sidewalks, you'll know that many people are gazing steadily into smartphone screens as they get around, often at the expense of seeing who and what are right around …

Neanderthals Lived in Small, Isolated Populations, Gene Analysis Shows

Genetic differences highlight how the path of these ancient humans diverged from ours.<p>Modern humanity's ancient cousins, the Neanderthals, lived in small groups that were isolated from one another, suggests an investigation into their DNA. The analysis also finds that Neanderthals lacked some human …

Owe

The New 'Star Wars' Movies Won't Be Connected to the Expanded Universe

"Star Wars" isn't just the six existing movies; the space saga has branched out to comics, novels, animated series, and video games.<p>But when it comes to "canon," the six movies and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is it. Lucasfilm announced today the new sequels and standalone movies will have no …

Google Chromecast UK release date leaked

Google's Chromecast streaming dongle is to go on sale on Wednesday March 19, according to a leaked inventory<p>Google's Chromecast streaming dongle will be released for UK sale on Wednesday March 19, according to a leaked document from Dixons.<p>The dongle has been on sale in the US since last summer, …

Chromecast

Why viruses and bacteria trigger different immune responses - Futurity

Scientists have identified a key difference in the way our immune systems respond to viral and bacterial pathogens.

The Biggest Mistake People Make When Setting Goals (and What to Do Instead)

The New Year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your daily practices and make real, lasting change. If you’re already grumbling about how badly last …

26 Guacamole Recipes That Make the Classic Dip Even More Delicious (If You Can Believe It)

There are so many reasons to love guacamole. The Mexican dish (which literally means “avocado sauce” in the Nahuatl dialect) is creamy, refreshing, …

13 Little Advantages Every Woman Has At Her Disposal

1. The knowledge that on a bad day, a fresh coat of mascara or a bold hue of lipstick can give you an instant attitude adjustment.<p>2. How, and when, …

45 People Share The Best Piece Of Advice They’ve Ever Heard

Found on AskReddit.<p>Don’t ruin a good apology with an excuse<p>If you keep comparing your life to someone else’s you will never be happy.<p>“Hope is not a …

31 Essential Quotes For Singles

My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. <b>Warsan Shire</b><p>Too many women throw themselves into romance because …

18 Things Women Shouldn’t Have To Justify

1. Putting themselves first. When Barbara Walters asked Michelle Obama if it were selfish that she openly makes herself her first priority she …

After Genetic Tweaks, Fruit Flies Glow When They Sense Cancer

The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells.<p>Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according to a new study. The humble fly joins dogs and honeybees as members of the animal kingdom …

Cracking the Athlete's Brain

It goes without saying that Olympic athletes need to be strong, fit, and tough. But none of that matters if they aren't capable of adapting quickly to unexpected circum-stances. Take former Slovenian swimmer Sara Isakovic. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with one length remaining in the 200-meter …

The Brain

The Physiology of Extreme Cold

How athletes survive (and excel) in freezing conditions.<p>Let's look on the bright side: this winter has been so cold that my small talk has been way above average. It's never hard to think ofsomething to say in the elevator when you've just come back from a run in -20 C!<p>Seriously, it's been a pretty …

Vitamins ‘effective in treating ADHD symptoms’

<b>Vitamins and minerals could be useful for treating ADHD, research suggests.</b><p>Adults with ADHD given supplements for eight weeks had a "modest" improvement in concentration span, hyperactivity, and other symptoms, a small-scale study found.<p>A wide range of nutrients, including vitamin D, iron and …

The Brain

13 Things You Need To Know About Concussions

Ahead of the Super Bowl, here’s the lowdown on brain damage in sports.<p>In recent years, researchers have only just begun to understand how and why concussions are dangerous, fueling the debate about football safety. Here’s what you need to know.<p>1. There are roughly 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions in …

Expanding Medicaid increases ER visits in Oregon study

An Oregon Medicaid expansion program found that low-income adults who were covered by government health insurance had visited hospital emergency rooms 40% more often than other adults.<p>The study, published online Thursday in the journal Science, comes at a time when many states are expanding …

Health Care

Reasons to be cheerful 1.2.3 with Iain Beardsell

There are many reasons to be cheerful in emergency medicine….<p>The almost constant talk in the media of a “Crisis in A&E” (sic) has made me contemplate …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed …

12 Female Authors Every Woman (and Man) Must Know

Esquire just posted a list called “12 Authors Every Man Must Know.” With entries like Stephen King and Philip Roth, it was the most phoned-in list …

Why We Can’t Be ‘Just Friends’

There is something terribly wrong going on. I don’t know if its Mercury’s retrograde, or a full moon, or voodoo magic. But we need to talk. …

Vitamin supplements are waste of money, say scientists

Research suggests diet supplements taken by one in three Britons have no clear health benefits and might even be harmful<p>Poll: do you take vitamins?<p>Vitamin supplements almost never have health benefits, are a waste of money and could even be harmful, a group of scientists said in a damning …